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The Latest: Capitol Police arrest 95 in demonstrations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):...

Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate at last but outcome in doubt
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being diagnosed with brain cancer to cast a decisive "yes" vote....

The Latest: Senate panel drops Manafort subpoena
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local):...

Cheers for McCain, then a speech like impassioned prophet
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The maverick stood with his party on Tuesday, casting a crucial vote in the Republican drive to repeal "Obamacare." But then, like an angry prophet, Sen. John McCain condemned the tribal politics besetting the nation....

Trump taking victory lap in Ohio
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Straight off a slim but symbolic health care win in Washington, President Donald Trump arrived in Ohio for a victory lap on Tuesday night with the very voters who helped put him in office....

Republicans Collins, Murkowski oppose GOP health vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two Republican senators - Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - broke with their party and opposed the Senate vote to move ahead on a health care overhaul....

Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released....

Is the covert CIA program to arm Syrian rebels still secret?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump seemed to blow the lid on the cancellation of a covert CIA program in Syria when he tweeted about it this week. But, intelligence agencies still won't talk about it....

Trump ex-campaign chair talks with Senate investigators
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman met with Senate investigators Tuesday, providing his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and agreeing to turn over contemporaneous notes of the gathering last year, according to people familiar with the closed-door interview....

Republicans move to repeal financial rule opposed by banks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Targeting government regulations, the Republican-led House on Tuesday voted to nullify a rule that would let consumers join together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve a dispute....

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Trump ex-campaign chair talks with Senate investigators

Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

Is the covert CIA program to arm Syrian rebels still secret?

Missouri sends governor law tightening abortion regulations

The Latest: Senate panel drops Manafort subpoena

Republicans move to repeal financial rule opposed by banks

Promising 'A Better Deal,' Democrats try to rebrand party

In Virginia gubernatorial debate, Gillespie, Northam clash

AP FACT CHECK: On a doubt voiced about 2016 election result